CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

2019/2020 Competency-Based Task/Competency List for Imaging Technology (8455/36 weeks)

Tasks/competencies bordered in blue are considered optional when marked as such; they and/or additional tasks/competencies may be taught at the discretion of the school division. All other tasks are considered essential statewide and are required of all students.

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Demonstrating Personal Qualities and Abilities

  1. Demonstrate creativity and innovation.
  2. Demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving.
  3. Demonstrate initiative and self-direction.
  4. Demonstrate integrity.
  5. Demonstrate work ethic.

Demonstrating Interpersonal Skills

  1. Demonstrate conflict-resolution skills.
  2. Demonstrate listening and speaking skills.
  3. Demonstrate respect for diversity.
  4. Demonstrate customer service skills.
  5. Collaborate with team members.

Demonstrating Professional Competencies

  1. Demonstrate big-picture thinking.
  2. Demonstrate career- and life-management skills.
  3. Demonstrate continuous learning and adaptability.
  4. Manage time and resources.
  5. Demonstrate information-literacy skills.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of information security.
  7. Maintain working knowledge of current information-technology (IT) systems.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency with technologies, tools, and machines common to a specific occupation.
  9. Apply mathematical skills to job-specific tasks.
  10. Demonstrate professionalism.
  11. Demonstrate reading and writing skills.
  12. Demonstrate workplace safety.

Examining All Aspects of an Industry

  1. Examine aspects of planning within an industry/organization.
  2. Examine aspects of management within an industry/organization.
  3. Examine aspects of financial responsibility within an industry/organization.
  4. Examine technical and production skills required of workers within an industry/organization.
  5. Examine principles of technology that underlie an industry/organization.
  6. Examine labor issues related to an industry/organization.
  7. Examine community issues related to an industry/organization.
  8. Examine health, safety, and environmental issues related to an industry/organization.

Addressing Elements of Student Life

  1. Identify the purposes and goals of the student organization.
  2. Explain the benefits and responsibilities of membership in the student organization as a student and in professional/civic organizations as an adult.
  3. Demonstrate leadership skills through participation in student organization activities, such as meetings, programs, and projects.
  4. Identify Internet safety issues and procedures for complying with acceptable use standards.

Exploring Work-Based Learning

  1. Identify the types of work-based learning (WBL) opportunities.
  2. Reflect on lessons learned during the WBL experience.
  3. Explore career opportunities related to the WBL experience.
  4. Participate in a WBL experience, when appropriate.

Introducing Imaging Technology

  1. Explain the term imaging technology.
  2. Research the history and development of imaging technology.
  3. Describe three-dimensional (3D) imaging, such as VR and medical imaging.
  4. Create a device that can project a simple hologram.
  5. Rotate 3D images on a computer screen.
  6. Outline a brief history of photographic technology.

Exploring Ethics and Laws in Imaging Technology

  1. Explore ethical issues related to imaging technology.
  2. Explore legal issues related to imaging technology.

Exploring Medical Imaging

  1. Explain the differences among types of medical imaging.
  2. Examine radiographs (e.g., X-rays) to determine limits of an abnormality.
  3. Examine MRI images.
  4. Examine CT images.
  5. Examine ultrasound images.

Examining Photographic Imaging

  1. Define the term photography.
  2. Identify camera types and parts.
  3. Examine the characteristics and uses of various lenses.
  4. Examine genres of photography.

Planning Images

  1. Propose an image.
  2. Plan an image production schedule.
  3. Define composition and its components.

Capturing Images

  1. Capture an image using the rule of thirds.
  2. Produce an image using balance.
  3. Compose a photograph that demonstrates rhythm in environment.
  4. Demonstrate depth of field.
  5. Use the shutter to control motion.
  6. Produce photographic images using various techniques.
  7. Use natural lighting to create a properly exposed image.
  8. Use artificial lighting to create a properly exposed image.
  9. Use lighting techniques to create a dramatic effect on a photographic image.

Working in the Darkroom

  1. Demonstrate safety and environmentally friendly practices in the darkroom.
  2. Demonstrate the handling and care of equipment in the darkroom.
  3. Examine the physical and chemical properties of film and paper.

Exploring Post-Production Processes

  1. Manage digital images, using software.
  2. Enhance digital images, using software.
  3. Scan an image from a photograph.
  4. Transfer photos.
  5. Manipulate an image.
  6. Present images.
  7. Maintain a portfolio of photographic images.
  8. Critique student photographs.

Examining 3D Imaging

  1. Explain x, y, and z coordinate planes.
  2. Create 3D geometric objects.
  3. Use parametric modeling software.
  4. Examine VR.
  5. Generate VR background and objects.
  6. Generate first-person viewpoint actions in VR.

Exploring Careers in Imaging

  1. Evaluate the work of a published or professional photographer.
  2. Explore careers in imaging technology.
  3. Research the integration of imaging technology in various industries.